Moonday Musings

Rise up rooted, like trees

I love it when the Earth sends me a message. Today I went for a walk in the forest … to meditate… to breathe in the luscious scent of trees and soil… and to connect with the Earth, and ask for her wisdom. I felt that wisdom stirring underneath the soil, down into the mycelium… Continue reading Rise up rooted, like trees

Courses & Workshops, Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

Solstice is coming: step into the threshold

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash Solstice arrives Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 09:13 UTC 5:13 am EDT, 2:13 am PDT, 7:13 pm AEST, 2:43 pm IST At these threshold times, liminal times, such as these so close to Solstice, I often find myself experiencing the transition and transformation much like this: neither in one… Continue reading Solstice is coming: step into the threshold

Moonday Musings

Meeting An Cailleach

I am currently on vacation in the Canadian Maritimes, and I wanted to share a special moment I experienced in the spot pictured above. I was exploring the ocean floor at low tide on the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world. We were on the Nova Scotia side of the… Continue reading Meeting An Cailleach

Moonday Musings

Behold a hundred universes

There are some authors who in a single phrase can alter my world, inspire a paradigm shift or even simply elicit an “aaah, yes!” utterance. Sometimes it is John O’Donohue, at other times Mary Oliver, Shakespeare, Thich Nhat Hanh, Yeats, or Marcel Proust…. the list is growing, which is a good thing! Yesterday — coincidentally?… Continue reading Behold a hundred universes

Moonday Musings

Hold space as an Isumataq

Pictured is an Inuit inunnguaq, aka inukshuk It has been said that there is no word for shaman or teacher in the Inuit language (Inuktitut), but the concept of the "Isumataq" combines these in a wonderful way. There are many definitions (and spellings!) of Isumataq: one who listensknowledgeable advisorstoryteller But this is my favourite definition:… Continue reading Hold space as an Isumataq

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Lesson from a rose hip

Quote from Rose Hips and Thistles, by Marion McCready(see below for full poem) A solitary hip on our balcony rose bush … It’s an unpredictable plant, offering only one or two blossoms a year, with one often blooming when it snows (like this one did) and one in late summer. The colour of the flower… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Lesson from a rose hip

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musings: Kingfisher wisdom

Kingfisher image sourced in CanvaPro I indulged in a little bibliomancy today. It’s something I do regularly but today it had another purpose, as I needed a break from re-organizing my bookshelves, so I set my alarm, saying to myself “at alarm ring, the book in hand will have my Medicine”. It’s always good to… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Kingfisher wisdom

Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

Photo by Matthew Bornhorst on Unsplash Groundhog Day, traditionally celebrated on February 2nd, may have its roots in earlier traditions including Imbolg. Let's explore! Each festival in the Wheel of the Year has some sort of divination practice associated with it, perhaps because the veils between the realms were always considered to be thinnest at the fire festivals, making… Continue reading Imbolg, divination and groundhogs

Moonday Musings

Teachings are hidden in every leaf and rock

Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Unsplash In this time turning beyond MidWinter, I can now sense the waxing energies of Imbolg and the transformation it brings. I embrace the Earth and she embraces me. I hear her wisdom resonating all around me, teaching me, showing me how to begin again, and how to emerge… Continue reading Teachings are hidden in every leaf and rock

Moonday Musings

MoonDay Musing: Awareness in liminal spaces

Photo by Mads Schmidt Rasmussen on Unsplash My soul work theme for this lunar month is awareness and I am bringing that into my daily meditations and journeys, exploring different aspects.  Today I am raising awareness to liminal places, such as the nearby riverside and oceanside where Land meets Sea and Sky.  But you don’t have to travel far… Continue reading MoonDay Musing: Awareness in liminal spaces